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Handmade Yak Wool Scarf

₹INR 4,000
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Dyes: natural colour of yak wool (dark brown)
Size: Length about 78 inches (198 cms) and width 12 inches (30 cms).
Weave: twill

This elegant scarf will keep you warm in winter evenings. It is very soft and light as it is made with yak wool obtained from Kargyam village in the Changthang area of Ladakh. A number of crafts people have contributed to the making of these beautiful and very soft scarves. The scarf was hand-woven by Afsana begum and her husband Mohammed Gulzar in Rampur village near Dehradun.

There may be small variations in size as it is made on a handloom. There may also be some inconsistencies in weaving and dyeing, which add to the character of the scarf. The length is about 78 inches (198 cms) and width 12 inches (30 cms).

We will ship the scarf within 3 working days of receiving the order. If you are in India, we will ship by a courier or Speed Post. If you are outside India, we will ship by FedEx. Enjoy!

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We produce beautiful pure yak wool shawls, stoles and scarves. They are hand-woven by traditional weavers in villages around us, on simple looms. 

Yak wool is very special. It has excellent properties, making it an ideal material for shawls, stoles and scarves. It is very soft and warm and will keep you nicely warm in cold winters. It also breathes well and does not produce static, so it is very comfortable to wear. In fact, yak wool products are almost as soft and warm as pashminas but cost a lot less. Also, the yak is one of the most sustainable wool-producing animals as it puts comparatively lower stress on grazing pastures.

Most yak wool comes in two shades: black and dark brown. We do not dye yak wool and most of our products are dark brown. 

Yak wool products are among the most exciting we have made. We are sure you would love them

Yak Wool Product Sizes





Large Shawls for Men and Women

100 inches (254 centimeters)

52 inches (132 centimetres)

Shawls for Women

 90 inches (229 centimeters)

 36 inches (91 ccentimeters)

Stoles for Women

86 inches (218 centimeters)

24 inches (61 centimeters)

Scarves for men and Women

 78 inches (198 centimetres) 

12 inches (30 centimeters)



Handmade Yak Shawl Stole scarf for women

What is Yak wool?

Yak is found in high-altitude areas in many parts of the world. The most important sources of yak wool are China, Mongolia and India.  Our yak wool comes from the Changthang region in Ladakh, and Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh.

Yaks are kept by Changpa nomads in the Changthang region of Ladakh. For them these animals are crucial livestock, providing them with milk, meat, leather, material for making tents, and of course wool. They are also used as pack animals. As there is a scarcity of wood in the area, yak dung is also used as a fuel for cooking and heating.  

Like the pashmina goat, the yak develops a fine and soft down next to its skin to protect against the cold conditions of its habitat. It is adapted to survive the harsh cold weather of Himalayan deserts at a height of 3000 meters to 5000 meters. The winter temperature in these places can go as low as minus 50 centigrade (minus 58 Fahrenheit). The yak’s coat can withstand these temperatures. It consists of an outer layer of coarse long hair and an inner layer of very fine down (15-20 microns) which preserves Yak’s body heat. It is the down that is used for making Yak Wool shawls and other products. The outer layer is used by nomads for making ropes and tents. 

Yak wool is collected by hand combing during the summer. On average a yak produces 1-1.5 kgs of wool. This is hand processed to separate the coarse hair from the fine down. On average 0.5 kg of fine down wool is obtained from a yak. Once cleaned, the down is converted into fine yarn which is handwoven into shawls, stoles and scarves. 

Yak’s wool is a perfect fibre. It is breathable, odour resistant, and naturally anti-bacterial. Like merino wool, yak wool has a remarkable capacity to absorb moisture from the body and release it into the environment. Therefore, products made from yak wool helps the body to regulate temperature and give more comfortability than other natural fibers because of their insulating property. 

We are very proud of our Yak wool shawls and other products.

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